1984-7726 printed version
0101-3335 online version



Scope and Policy


Letras de Hoje is a quarterly publication of the Graduate Program in Letters of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and its mission is the dissemination of unpublished works related to the areas of Linguistics, Theory of Literature, Literature and Portuguese Language, aiming at the diffusion of knowledge in these areas.


The thematic section is organized by one or more researchers, experts in the topic of the call. For this section, unpublished articles pertinent to the proposed theme are accepted. The proposed theme is announced on the website of the Journal, including the names of the organizers, the theme, the synopsis of the number and the deadline for submitting the originals. In each issue of the Journal, 10 to 15 articles are published in this section. Researchers and/or teachers linked to institutions of higher education and national or international research can submit papers for the thematic section.

The free section works in a continuous stream, being open for submission of unpublished works: articles, reviews and literary texts (short stories and poems). In each issue of the Journal, three texts are published in the free section. Master teachers and doctors attached to a higher-level institution may submit papers for this section. PhD students, linked to a postgraduate course, may also submit. When co-authoring, contributions involving at least one author with doctor's degree are encouraged.


The peer-reaview of papers submitted for publication in Letras de Hoje occurs in two instances. In the first one, the work is analyzed by the organizers of the issue number and by the editors of the Journal, who make a preliminary evaluation of the pertinence of the content of the works in relation to the proposed theme and editorial policy of the Journal, as well as the adequacy of the essay to the proposed genre and standards of publication. At this step, the work can be rejected or sent to peer referees.

In the second instance, the work, without identification of authorship, is submitted to the evaluation of two reviewers, members of the Editorial Board or ad hoc reviewers. Only the works approved by the two reviewers are published, if the modifications requested, when they exist, are fulfilled by the author. If there is a divergence between the two opinions, a third reviewer is requested.

The originals are sent to the reviewers without identification of the authors. However, when reading the manuscript, it may happen that the reviewer recognizes the institution or authors. In this case, the reviewers are asked to check if there is no conflict of interest and if it is possible to evaluate the article impartially. The identities of the reviewers are never revealed to the authors.

The reviewer is offered an evaluation form, where the opinions and suggestions must be written down, which are reviewed by the editors before being sent to the authors.


This journal provides open access to all of its content, following the principle that free access to scientific research generates a greater global exchange of knowledge. Such access is associated with increased reading and citation of an author's work. More information on this approach can be found in the Public Knowledge Project: https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/


This journal does not charge fees for article processing (APCs).


This journal utilizes the LOCKSS system to create a distributed file system among participating libraries and allows them to create permanent archives of the journal for the preservation and restoration.


Preparation of manuscripts


The languages accepted for publication are Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. From 2018 preference will be given to articles whose original is in English or that have an English version in addition to the original version in Portuguese, Spanish or French.

All articles, regardless of the language of the main text, must have a title and abstract in English.


Authorship and contribution criteria of each author

Authors should follow the recommendations of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics, of which Letras de Hoje is a member: https://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines

Each person named as author must have effectively participated in the work and assume public responsibility for the part of the article with which he/she contributed.

Inform in the cover page each author's contribution to the development of the work.

The submitted document must have been carefully read by all authors, who must agree with its content.

Concepts and opinions contained in the works submitted to Letras de Hoje are the responsibility of their authors.

Information about the authors

The following information should be provided on all authors:

  • Full name
  • Institutional linkage, including city and country
  • Academic education
  • Current academic activities
  • Email. Indicate preferably institutional emails. The e-mail of the corresponding author must necessarily be the institutional e-mail.
  • ORCID - Enter the ORCID number. The ORCID identifier can be obtained from the ORCID register: https://orcid.org/register. At the time of submission the author must accept the standards for submitting ORCID IDs and include the complete URL (for example: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1825-0097).
  • Contribution to the article (according to the specific item)
  • Information about possible conflict of interest (according to the specific item)

Attention: the emails of all the authors and the data mentioned above must be entered in the metadata of the electronic page.

The corresponding author must be the one who submits the article to the system.


All articles must be accompanied by notes specifying the conflicts of interest between the authors and the content of the article. If they are non-existent, this declaration must be clearly stated on the title page.


By submitting articles, the authors ensure that the best ethical principles of their area of knowledge have been observed, as well as the legal requirements related to research ethics, both in the country in which they maintain their institutional home and in the country in which the research participants live. The editorial board may request clarification and additional documentation whenever it deems appropriate.


General guidelines for all types of work

All works must be accompanied by information about the authors according to the specific item in these instructions.

Textual review

All material must undergo a previous textual review before being submitted to the Journal. Editorial staff are not responsible for textual review.


The articles must have 15 to 20 pages, typed in Arial font, body 12, spacing 1,5 and margins 2,5cm, on A4 paper. The title, with only the first capital letter, should be highlighted in bold, with center alignment and single line spacing. In the next line, the English version of the title should be indicated.

The name(s) of the author(s) must be centralized under the title in English, followed in a new line by the name of the institution, city and country. The abstract, from 100 to 150 words, in the original language and in English, should be in body 11, justified alignment, simple interline. The term "Abstract" should be bold, followed by a colon.

The keywords, in the otiginal language and in English, should have the same configuration as the abstract. The term "Keywords" should be in bold, followed by a colon. Extension of 3 to 5 words, separated by a semicolon and completed with a period. To facilitate localization in bibliographic queries, the keywords should correspond to general concepts of the area of work.

Non-conventional words should be highlighted with single quotation marks. Italics should be used for foreign words, neologisms and titles of books and periodicals


Citations with up to 3 lines must be double-marked and inserted in the body of the text. The quotation that exceeds 3 lines must be indented and inserted in paragraph itself, with indentation of 4cm, font Arial, body 11, justified alignment, simple interline. The citation should contain the name of the author, the year of the work and the pages.

Graphic elements

Images, pictures or graphics: must be sent in separate files in step 04, TRANSFER OF SUPPLEMENTARY DOCUMENTS, in the submission process. Image files must have high quality, with 300 dpi resolution, and can be colored. In addition, the insertion of images, frames or graphics must be designated within the document in the form of text along with its title or caption. The images, tables or graphs should be indicated in abbreviated form, for example: figure (Fig. 1, Fig. 2, etc.), the tables must contain titles and, in the text, should be denominated in abbreviated form (Tab.1 , Tab.2, etc.). In case of images, tables or charts, and tables already published, mention the source. The tables should have a title, and should be written in abbreviated form (Tab.1, Tab.2, etc. ) in the text.

Items that use phonetic symbols must be saved by incorporating true type fonts.


References must follow the ABNT norms, with the full names of the authors or organizers of the works, as well as with the indication of translators, when applicable. Details and examples are shown in the webpage of the journal: http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/fale/about/submissions


Reviews should:

  • Treat books relevant to the areas of Linguistics and Literature, published up to two years before the date of submission.
  • Have the extension of three to eight pages (same article format).
  • Bring the complete reference of the work reviewed before the title.

Fiction or poetic texts

Fictional or poetic texts, of no more than ten pages long, should bring author and institution indication. In order to respect the creativity of this type of text, the formatting is free.


Submission of Manuscripts

All proposals, both for thematic numbers and for the free section, must be submitted by OJS/SEER, on the Letras de Hoje webpage, to be peer-reviewed: http://revistaseletronicas.pucrs.br/ojs/index.php/fale/about/submissions#onlineSubmissions

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